Vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. One of the fathers of the Internet. ScotlandIS Board Advisor.
The co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet, Vint Cerf has today agreed to advise the Board of ScotlandIS.
Jane Morrison-Ross, CEO of ScotlandIS, said
“We are thrilled that Vint has agreed be involved with the Board. As a global leader in policy development and the continued spread of the internet, a former ICANN Chairman and inductee of the Internet Hall of Fame, Vint will give a level of global insight into our strategic vision that is truly transformative.”
ScotlandIS aim to create one window to the digital and technology economy in Scotland, becoming the channel to international markets for members and a catalyst for innovation and excellence.
The organisation believes that Scotland has the potential to be a country known for innovation, for an ethical approach to data, and an integrated approach to public services. That as a country, we are agile enough to be able to seize this opportunity and big enough to make a real impact and to show the world how it’s done.
That by building the right transformational infrastructure and working collaboratively, we can create a Digital Scotland that is good for the people, the economy, the environment and the government.
As the voice of the digital technology industry, ScotlandIS is in a unique position to lead and facilitate this and the strategic input and advice from global technology leader Vint will be hugely advantageous as this vision becomes a reality.
About Vint Cerf
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.
Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. In 2004, Cerf was the recipient of the ACM Alan M. Turing award (sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science”) and in 2005 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush.
Cerf began his work at the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) playing a key role in leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies. Since 2005, he has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.
He also served from 2000-2007 as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an organisation he helped form. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995, and in 1999 served a term as Chairman of the Board.